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ENLG-07 - 11th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation -Proceedings

Stephan Busemann (Hrsg.)
DFKI, DFKI Documents (D), Vol. 07-01, 2007.


This volume contains the proceedings of the 11th European Workshop on Natural Language Generation (ENLG07). The workshop takes place at Schloss Dagstuhl in Germany. It continues a biennial series of workshops on natural language generation that has been running since 1987. Previous European workshops have been held at Toulouse, Budapest and Aberdeen. The series provides a regular forum for presentation and discussion of research in this area, both for NLG specialists and for researchers from other areas. The 2007 workshop spans the interest areas of Natural Language Generation to Artificial Intelligence, Computational Linguistics and Semantic Web techniques. One of the key themes is evaluation of NLG systems, including two sessions on recent activities in this area. The invited talk is given by Dr Kristiina Jokinen. Kristiina's work focusses on adaptice interactive systems, including dialogue and, of course, NLG. We are grateful for being able to include this volume her paper on "Quality of service and communicative competence in NLG evaluation". There were 41 submissions, of which 30 were accepted by the program committee (19 paper and 11 poster presentations). Two papers were retracted as they also had been accepted at other events, and the authors decided to publish there. One poster was retracted as the authors could unfortunately not find sponsorship to attend the workshop. This volume thus contains the invited paper, 17 paper and 10 poster presentations. My sincere thanks go to the programm committee who has accomplished a strenuous tast in providing three reviews for each paper in due time. I also wish to thank Andrei Voronkov for his marvelous EasyChair system that made everything from submissions to proceedings generation so much easier ( At DFKI, Danish Nadeem designed and helped maintaining the workshop webpage at Nadiya Yampolska provided valuable support in the organization of the workshop. Thank you, Danish and Nadiya! Last not least, the excellent cooperation of the Schloss Dagstuhl team is highly appreciated, who patiently answered my many questions and showed a great deal of flexibility in accommodating the event to our liking. by Stephan Busemann Programm Chair and Organizer